I woke up pretty excited today. As a kid growing up in the ’90s, the only thing I really ever wanted in life besides an endless supply of Dunkaroos and more Chicago Bulls championships was to be on Nickelodeon’s Guts or Legends of the Hidden Temple. Climbing the Aggro Crag or putting on a Purple Parrot shirt was the dream. And today, at the age of 30, that dream finally gets realized thanks to a Mt. Dew thing just a couple blocks from our office:
If you’re in your mid-to-early 20s and grew up in the 90s, you’ll probably a kick out of this list of cold, hard truths from classic 1990s kids shows, video games, products, and cultural phenomena. Ninja Turtles Ice Cream was the shit on summer days at the pool or beach. And, hot damn, come to think of it, the Green Power Ranger was definitely f*ckbuddies with the Pink Power Ranger. Space Jam does have a Pulp Fiction reference. Princess Toadstool is kind of a helpless sorostitute. There’s a few sins of omission, including one about Starter Jackets, Pete and Pete, Pro Stars, and how Melissa Joan Hart was a total minx.
Go ahead and suggest other 90s truths in the comments. If you were born while Clinton was in office, you definitely won’t get it.
Long live Nickelodeon’s entire programing slate in the ’90s.